Past Review

By (mathematical sciences, SUNY - Binghamton) for

CEA: Barcelona, Spain

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes. I learned about myself and my relationship with the world. I really learned how to live with another culture and appreciate it.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month
The term and year this program took place: Fall 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

I learned so much about the country I lived in

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Everyone was extremely organized and helpful

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I was in an international students dorm building with one roommate. <br /><br /> it was a great experience meeting people through housing

* Food:

I made my own food

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

I learned so much more from the social environment.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Barcelona is known for pickpocketers but I was careful and I didn't get pickpocketed.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? about 100 dollars a week
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Extra travel money in case of emergencies is good to have.


Language acquisition improvement?

I definitely saw an improvement from before my trip.

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? take full advantage of all the opportunities available abroad.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Beginning Spanish 1

Course Department:
Instruction Language: Spanish
Comments: great teacher, great class to learn Spain both in the classroom and fieldwork outside the classroom
Credit Transfer Issues: no